Welcome to North Bay Country Dance

At the November 17, 2022 quarterly meeting, the NBCDS Board voted to retain our policy as-is for the winter quarter. With the possibility of a winter surge due to increased travel over the holiday season and spending more time indoors, we will retain mandatory masking and the requirement of full vaccination with one booster, at least through the winter months.  Details on our rationale and results from our Fall 2022 Community survey are posted on our COVID policy page.

As of Thursday, November 24, the weekly CDC Community Level for Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties is at the low/green level.  Please consider your personal risk tolerance in deciding whether to participate in events. All participants must be fully vaccinated with at least one booster, and dancers must wear a well-fitting cloth/surgical mask or N95/KF94 mask.  If you have questions, contact Jen Bamesberger (jen@nbcds.org) regarding contra dances and Tom Spittler (tspittler@gmail.com) regarding English Country Dance.  Thanks for your support in keeping the transmission of COVID-19 and other infections to a minimum.


North Bay Country Dance Society (NBCDS) invites you to join us on the dance floor! Whether you choose contra, family, English country, or Morris dancing, you’ll share the aerobic exhilaration of traditional dancing to a spectrum of great live music in good company.

North of San Francisco Bay in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties, we are proud to sponsor dances featuring outstanding area callers and musicians as well as some of the finest nationally-renowned talent. You don’t need a partner, just comfortable clothes and low, smooth-soled dancing shoes. And our dances are fragrance-free, in consideration of some community members who are sensitive.

You haven’t danced before? No worries! Our dances are accessible and inclusive with a welcoming community; each dance is taught in advance, and you can show up for an introduction for new dancers half an hour before the dance starts. Easier dances are usually called in the first half of the dance.

We are a 501(3)(c) all donations are gratefully accepted, put to good use, and tax deductible.

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